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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: May 29, 2019 11:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Spring tour 91 - Atlanta . Good times

THE OMNI , ATLANTA, GA<BR><BR>4/3/91 <BR>A bit in the shadow of Greensboro, this was still a strong run . The first set is has fun version of “Touch”and other Dead smile songs . The “Loser’, might be the highlight though .<BR>Set two begins with “Victim” that doesn’t match the grimness of the previous one at Nassau . But I like it , and I like even more it’s often partner that follows,”Foolish Heart”. Then “Crazy Fingers” that follows are the best part of the night for me . Wish that “Crazy Fingers” jam at the end would go on longer, but Bob pours us “Trucking’” with a “Smokestack” chaser . Hornsby gets as nice chunk near the end . “Watchtower “ is , to my ear, is not as good as its last couple of outings (on3/23, and 3 27) but it shares that trait of slowly developing durring the “Space” section . “Stella”, “Sugar Mag.” good but not exceptional . The encore is The Band’s “The Weight” , which suits this band fine, and the ones with Bruce even more so . <BR>Good to very good show .<BR>Highlights: “Loser”, “Foolish Heart.Crazy Fingers”, “The Weight” .<BR>as usual, the SBD lets you hear the inner voices, clearer , but the AUDs let Garcia’s guitar bloom more .<BR><a href="" target="_blank"></a><BR><a href="" target="_blank"></a><BR><BR>4/4/91<BR>They open with Sam Cooke’s “Good Times” [know it all snob note : The song is called “Good Times” (1964) , “Let The Good Time Roll” is a blues/R&amp;B standard fist done by Louis Jordon (1946) , there is “Let the Good Times Roll” , a rock &amp; roll record by Shirly &amp; Lee (1956) , later covered by Harry Nilsson on the “Nilsson Schmilsson” album,(71) and there is “Good Times Roll” the ironic Cars song(78) ] . Where was I… The song signals a fun show, which it is mostly just that . But this is the Grateful Dead, and not some happy meathead band so heart, soul and mind gets treated, as well as the body . Good times indeed . “Stranger”, a wonderful “TLEO”, “Hight Time” , are highlights from set one .<BR>Set two cuts though our slumbering day to day life, with “Help&gt;Slip&gt;Frank” (big smile when I see it on a set list ).After the dense interlocking dance that is “SlipKnot” , we bring it home with “Franklin’s” . Don’t know how this rates in pantheon of best versions, but I like it .On”Estimated”, Bob is restrained in his vocalisms , to the benefit of the song , Vince does his sax patch, this goes into “He’s Gone” with a Bruce filed vocal jam, which is not my thing, but it works,. The instrumental jam that follows is a nice bonus .The rest of the show goes along fine, “Standing on the Moon “, being the stand out . <BR>A happy, danceable show, with some deeper delving also .<BR>Highlights : “TLEO”, “High Time”, “HELP&gt;Slip&gt;FrankEstimated&gt;He’s Gone”, “Standing On The Moon “<BR>I like the SBD but there are several good AUDs for the night .<BR><a href="" target="_blank"></a><BR>SBD<BR><a href="" target="_blank"></a><BR><BR><BR>4/5/91<BR>A party show is followed by and even bigger party show ! When “Shakedow "really gets going, (Garcia, and Hornsby !) I can just imagine the people going crazy . This is some high grade fun . Even Minglewood “ is a cut above normal. Bruce plays accordion on “Friend of The Devil, and “Queen Jane” . I’m not sold on it in “FOTD”, but it fits in with what Vince is playing . This is a good one . “Deal” has too much Vice for me on the SBD . I like the AUD on this song .<BR>Set two also start with another dance number, “Iko” .Another one I think the Accordion works on . But this is such a jumping version, I think even a oboe would work (well maybe…) <BR>He switchs back to piano, and it all climaxing with Garcia’s midi solo . Boy it sound like they are having fun ! “St. Circumstance” (I’m on of the few people who liked “Lost Sailor") carries one some of the energy of “Iko” , just never liked the “Sure don’t know want I’m going for” part . Seems like a 80’s exercise video . A majestic “Terrapin”, followed by Garcia quickly going into a “Stir It Up” jam . This is the moment of the night . After that, the the drummers get to do their thing . <BR>The previous versions of “Other One” on this tour took the approach of integrating the “space” sections into the song . Here, a more abrasive space, and only start the “Other One “ journey toward the very end . But the song itself, like the other ones (ouch) on the tour, is more involved than it had been in the late 80’s . Great stuff form Phil here .<BR>“Wharf Rat” is solid, with Garcia more forceful in the post “true to you” solo than has been the normal on the tour .Quickly jumps into a “Throwing Stones&gt;NFA” closer . “The Mighty Quinn” perfect ending for this big fun Grateful Dead concert .<BR>Highlights “Shakedown”, “Queen Jane”, “Iko” “Terrapin&gt; Stir it Up” jam, “Other One” .<BR><a href="" target="_blank"></a><BR>If you want to be in the Party , this AUD<BR><a href="" target="_blank"></a><BR><BR><BR>This post was modified by Dudley Dead on 2019-05-30 06:52:36

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: May 29, 2019 8:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Spring tour 91 - Atlanta . Good times

I checked out some of the last one and it's all new to me still, accordions and all <BR><BR>a nice picture from the poster too<BR> reminds me of Guy Clark singing <BR><BR>" Love's a gift that's truly hand made."<BR><BR>

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Jun 5, 2019 12:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Spring tour 91 - Atlanta . Good times

Last week's "new" video release was June 91 and Dave says<BR><BR>"The short-lived line-up of the Grateful Dead that featured both Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick produced some of the Dead's most inspired and exciting playing of their final 15 years of touring, particularly the shows in 1991. This RFK show also featured magnificent renditions of Help On The Way / Slipknot! / Franklin's Tower and Dark Star." - David Lemieux<BR><BR><a href="" target="_blank"></a><BR>